Monday, August 10, 2009

Happy Monday Morning!

Hi everyone - sorry it has been so long since I have posted. Life sometimes just doesn't go the way you would like it to. I have had some troubling things happen in the past while that have taken me a while to get over. Now our miniature doxie is very ill, and needs an operation to survive! Last week our son, Shawn and his family arrived. We had a full week of fun with him, his wife, Rhonda and our two wonderful grandchildren.

So the sad story is I am WAY behind in my Rain cards for two people on the Magnolia-licious Group. They were due in July but I wasn't able to get them made. I have started with one here and will do another tomorrow and then do the August Rain.............I can't say I am sorry enough to the two ladies who haven't yet received their cards.

Since I haven't got the new Summer Stamps as yet, and so many are making gorgeous cards with them. I decided to go in another direction and make a Halloween Card.

I had some fun with this one - I think Edwin is a doll in his costume :o)
Here are some close ups for you:

Here is the inside of the card: Left side -

Right side:

And for the first time I have taken a picture of the Copics that I used!
I always thought that I used so many and that was incorrect - but I now see other girls use about the same amount - so decided to show them also.
Stampin' Up basic black card stock - 11" X 5 1/2 "
Orange DP that came with the Halloween Paper - I cut it 5 1/4 sq. and then used Orange Peel Stickles around the four edges of the paper. It was then attached to the black card.
I then cut the DP made by Bo Bunny ( 2008 ) and fussy cut the corner that I liked the best at 5" sq and used the Orange Peel Stickles to fill in parts of the pumpkin eyes, noses and mouths - but not all - just the part that was bright orange in colour.
I also fussy cut another DP that came with the Halloween set with my largest oval Spellbinder ( I only have the small set ) used demensional stickers to raise it off the background DP.
" Halloween Edwin " was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with my Copics and cut out. He was also raised with demensional stickers. I added Diamond Stickles to his hair, his bag and his Dracula Coat.
Don't you think the bat is the cutest?? All Magnolia stamps were purchased from Diana - and her address is on the right hand side of my blog. I painted the bat with Copics also and used the same Diamond Stickles to add interest to him.
For the inside of my card I used the same DP as I used for the oval on the front, for the left side. I stamped the bats (from PrintWorks) and the Halloween Tree with owl from SU - Set House of Haunts - with Stampin'Up basic black ink and then used clear embossing powder and heated it to make it shiny. The right side of the card was left black and I just added a bat sticker for the jotting place, plus two corner stickers to match the DP.

Hope you think this is a fun card. Many big thanks for looking at my blog today. I love to hear your comments on how I am progressing in my work :o)
Love, Candy


CarlaKH said...

absolutely fantastic! I love halloween cards and this is fabulous!

Sharon Caudle said...

Candy, this is just too cute!!! Love Edwin all dressed up for Halloween. What a wonderful card, both inside AND out! I'm sure the ladies will completely understand. It will be worth the wait to get one of your cards.

Anonymous said...

Dear Candy, I wish I had the money because I would send it to you to get your doxie the surgery if I did. I am so very sorry. Have you read about my Doxies on my blog? I understand how your heart hurts my friend.
I am sure the girls will understand you being late. It's not like you skipped out on them. Your card is amazing and will be well worth the wait.
Sending you sunshine and a big old Hug,

Jacque said...

Gosh, Candy...what a bunch of work you have done on this card...but it was well worth it because it is so cute!!!That Edwin is just darling and colored beautifully!! Lovely card, sweetie...HUgs..Jacque

Nancy said...

Candy this is such a cute card. Love every thing that you have done and Edwin is colored perfectly!

cabio's craft corner said...

Great to know that you had a good time with your family. Hope things go well with you :o)
Love your Halloween card, it seems so much fun. Now you made me feeling doing Halloween theme......

Suzan L said...

Hi Candy, This is such a cute Halloween Card inside and out!! I love the DP's that you used!! You have inspired me to make some Halloween cards!! It's never too early. And, I'm going to have to get the Edwin colored him in so nicely!!
Hugs, Suzan

Patricia Garcia said...

Oh he is just too cute, I oredred mines hopefully I will get it this week!Hope doxie gets better!

Norma said...

Candy, this is such a fun card. Edwin is so cute with his cape and all. Love the bat--totally batty. LOL. Beautifully coloured. Your card keeps getting better and better. The inside is fabulous. Those flying-bats and the owl-in-the-stamps are perfect.


Kim said...

Hi Candy~ First I am so sorry to hear about your puppy! I hope you are able to get him the surgery that he needs! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers hun!!!
Second glad you got to spend some lovely time with your family!!!
And thirdly, your card is BEAUTIFUL! What a fantastic creation hun! It's amazing!!
Hugs~ Kim

Anonymous said...

so fun! cute, cute cute Candy!
Pam Going Postal

Karen said...

WOW thats soooooo gorgeous !!! I must go buy those stamps !!